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Let the man who despises style, and says that he attends to the matter, recollect that if the lace is sold at a higher price than the noble metal, it owes its chief value to its elegance, and not to its material. - Tomas de Yriarte


Romance: Fiction that owes no allegiance to the god of things as they are. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin! - Joseph Addison


Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain


It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defence of it. - George Washington


The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living. - Will Rogers


Everything great that we know has come from neurotics never will the world be aware of how much it owes to them, nor above all what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it. - Marcel Proust


It is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy, that the world owes the world more than the world can pay. - Ralph Waldo Emerson